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24 April 2014 - By Emily Chantler

FunMUN Queensland 2014

FunMUN is an exciting event coming up in May for secondary students run by UN Youth Queensland. FunMUN acts as a laid back and easy introduction to the world of MUN, acting as a gateway (drug) to later events such as the Evatt Competition and MUN in general. It is entirely non-competitive and there is no pressure on students whatsoever so they can speak as much as they like. FunMUN is held in three different cities Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast on four days with lunch and morning tea provided. Delegates will be debating as part of the General Assembly and given the size of the event and the countries involved there is a multitude of different opinions and diversity.

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15 April 2014 - By Emily Chantler

Gender Equality Summit 2014

The 2014 Gender Equality Summit is happening at Monash University, Caulfield campus, on Tuesday 29th April.    The summit welcomes senior secondary students from across Victoria to come together and discuss the issues of gender inequality around the world, via a series of workshops, debates and discussion groups.  The day will also be a fantastic networking opportunity to meet like-minded peers and mentors.

Sallie Geary,  Rena Ou Yang,  Mattea Mrkusic and Cassandra Prigg have all done so much to make this year’s Gender Equality Summit possible and below they share with us what gender equality means to them.

Sallie Geary


UN Youth Victoria Gender Equality Summit

 If you’d asked me six months ago what my involvement with UN Youth was, I would have told you that ‘I’m just a misc facilitator’.

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11 April 2014 - By Emily Chantler

Top tips to gaining a career in the development sector

This article was written by UNICEF Australia Communications Officer, Bohdana Szydlik, and originally appeared on the UNICEF Australia website on December 31, 2013.

It’s the question I get asked at every social event; “so… how did you get that job?” It’s a tricky one to answer because, as you might imagine, there’s no straightforward path so I asked my colleagues at UNICEF Australia to share their tips on gaining a career in the development sector.

Network, Network, Network!

Networking is key according to UNICEF Australia’s communications director Tim O’Connor. Go to UNAA Young Professionals events , join Young UN Women or attend events for not-for-profits in your city. Many organisations offer structured internship programs.

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6 April 2014 - By UN Youth Australia

We’re looking for a National Partnerships Coordinator

UN Youth Australia are looking for an outstanding young person, aged between 18 and 24, to join our national team as the next Partnerships Coordinator. It is a volunteer position and can be based anywhere in Australia.

As Partnerships Coordinator you will be the main assistant to our National Finance Director, taking key responsibility for the formation, maintenance and extension of sponsorship for UN Youth Australia. You will play a key role seeking large corporate partners for UN Youth Australia, and working with our event management teams to develop effective sponsorship strategies for our flagship events.

This is a rare opportunity to work at the centre of one of Australia’s largest youth networks.

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3 April 2014 - By Emily Chantler

South Australia Conference 2014

From the 14th-16th of March, roughly 90 Year 10-12 students from high schools across South Australia congregated for the  annual SA Conference – a weekend-long UN Youth event run entirely by young people for young people.  The weekend was jam packed with workshops, guest speakers and a Model UN debate to explore the notion of  ’A Global Democracy’. 

Daniel Lyas from Unley High School and Blackfriars Priory School’s Owen Nicholson attended last month’s conference in Adelaide and both agree that the whole weekend was a fantastic opportunity.

 Daniel Lyas – Unley High School

Recently, I was privileged to attend the UN Youth SA Conference in Adelaide.

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